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com·mu·ni·cate

 (kə-myo͞o′nĭ-kāt′)
v. com·mu·ni·cat·ed, com·mu·ni·cat·ing, com·mu·ni·cates
v.tr.
1.
a. To convey information about; make known; impart: communicated his views to our office.
b. To reveal clearly; manifest: Her disapproval communicated itself in her frown.
2. To spread (a disease, for example) to others; transmit: a carrier who communicated typhus.
v.intr.
1. To have an interchange, as of ideas.
2. To express oneself in such a way that one is readily and clearly understood: "That ability to communicate was strange in a man given to long, awkward silences" (Anthony Lewis).
3. Ecclesiastical To receive Communion.
4. To be connected, one with another: apartments that communicate.

[Latin commūnicāre, commūnicāt-, from commūnis, common; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]
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communicate

(kəˈmjuːnɪˌkeɪt)
vb
1. (Communications & Information) to impart (knowledge) or exchange (thoughts, feelings, or ideas) by speech, writing, gestures, etc
2. (usually foll by: to) to allow (a feeling, emotion, etc) to be sensed (by), willingly or unwillingly; transmit (to): the dog communicated his fear to the other animals.
3. (intr) to have a sympathetic mutual understanding
4. (usually foll by: with) to make or have a connecting passage or route; connect
5. (Pathology) (tr) to transmit (a disease); infect
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (intr) Christianity to receive or administer Communion
[C16: from Latin commūnicāre to share, from commūnis common]
comˈmuniˌcator n
comˈmunicatory adj
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com•mu•ni•cate

(kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪt)

v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing. v.t.
1. to impart knowledge of; make known; divulge.
2. to give to another; transmit: to communicate a disease.
3. to administer the Eucharist to.
4. Archaic. to share in or partake of.
v.i.
5. to give or interchange thoughts, feelings, information, or the like by writing, speaking, etc.
6. to express ideas or feelings effectively.
7. to be joined or connected: The rooms communicated by a hallway.
8. to partake of the Eucharist.
[1520–30; < Latin commūnicātus, past participle of commūnicāre to impart, make common <commūnis common]
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communicate

To use any means or method to convey information of any kind from one person or place to another.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

communicate


Past participle: communicated
Gerund: communicating

Imperative
communicate
communicate
Present
I communicate
you communicate
he/she/it communicates
we communicate
you communicate
they communicate
Preterite
I communicated
you communicated
he/she/it communicated
we communicated
you communicated
they communicated
Present Continuous
I am communicating
you are communicating
he/she/it is communicating
we are communicating
you are communicating
they are communicating
Present Perfect
I have communicated
you have communicated
he/she/it has communicated
we have communicated
you have communicated
they have communicated
Past Continuous
I was communicating
you were communicating
he/she/it was communicating
we were communicating
you were communicating
they were communicating
Past Perfect
I had communicated
you had communicated
he/she/it had communicated
we had communicated
you had communicated
they had communicated
Future
I will communicate
you will communicate
he/she/it will communicate
we will communicate
you will communicate
they will communicate
Future Perfect
I will have communicated
you will have communicated
he/she/it will have communicated
we will have communicated
you will have communicated
they will have communicated
Future Continuous
I will be communicating
you will be communicating
he/she/it will be communicating
we will be communicating
you will be communicating
they will be communicating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been communicating
you have been communicating
he/she/it has been communicating
we have been communicating
you have been communicating
they have been communicating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been communicating
you will have been communicating
he/she/it will have been communicating
we will have been communicating
you will have been communicating
they will have been communicating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been communicating
you had been communicating
he/she/it had been communicating
we had been communicating
you had been communicating
they had been communicating
Conditional
I would communicate
you would communicate
he/she/it would communicate
we would communicate
you would communicate
they would communicate
Past Conditional
I would have communicated
you would have communicated
he/she/it would have communicated
we would have communicated
you would have communicated
they would have communicated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.communicate - transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news"
implant, plant - put firmly in the mind; "Plant a thought in the students' minds"
send a message - give or constitute a signal, not necessarily verbally; "The lack of good teachers sends a strong message to all parents in the community"
relay - pass along; "Please relay the news to the villagers"
get across, put over - communicate successfully; "I couldn't get across the message"; "He put over the idea very well"
call for, request, bespeak, quest - express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
receipt, acknowledge - report the receipt of; "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"
carry - pass on a communication; "The news was carried to every village in the province"
render, deliver, return - pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"
message - send as a message; "She messaged the final report by fax"
message - send a message to; "She messaged the committee"
transmit, communicate, convey - transfer to another; "communicate a disease"
2.communicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
grimace, make a face, pull a face - contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state; "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"
gab, yak - talk profusely; "she was yakking away about her grandchildren"
fingerspell, finger-spell - communicate by means of specific gestures, as an alternative to sign language; "The Deaf often fingerspell"
aphorise, aphorize - speak or write in aphorisms
riddle - speak in riddles
project - communicate vividly; "He projected his feelings"
contact, get hold of, get through, reach - be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
inflict, impose, bring down, visit - impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students"
commune - communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity; "He seemed to commune with nature"
ask, enquire, inquire - inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times"
telecommunicate - communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
jest, joke - tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"
blog - read, write, or edit a shared on-line journal
greet - send greetings to
address, turn to - speak to; "He addressed the crowd outside the window"
nod - lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation; "The teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer"
sign - communicate in sign language; "I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
talk, speak - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
speak, talk - use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect"
gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
telepathise, telepathize - communicate nonverbally by telepathy; "some people believe they can telepathize with others around the world"
write - communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"
radio - transmit messages via radio waves; "he radioed for help"
write - communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming soon"
network - communicate with and within a group; "You have to network if you want to get a good job"
signal, signalise, signalize, sign - communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs; "He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"; "The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu"
semaphore - convey by semaphore, of information
whistle - utter or express by whistling; "She whistled a melody"
throw, give - convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
pay, give - convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow; "Don't pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention"
render, give - bestow; "give homage"; "render thanks"
convey, express, carry - serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot of anger"
issue - bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
come over, come across - communicate the intended meaning or impression; "He came across very clearly"
share - communicate; "I'd like to share this idea with you"
get - communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone; "Bill called this number and he got Mary"; "The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake"
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
3.communicate - transfer to another; "communicate a disease"
communicate, pass along, put across, pass on, pass - transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news"
transfer - move from one place to another; "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital"
4.communicate - join or connect; "The rooms communicated"
intercommunicate - be interconnected, afford passage; "These rooms intercommunicate"
5.communicate - be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas; "He and his sons haven't communicated for years"; "Do you communicate well with your advisor?"
message - send a message; "There is no messaging service at this company"
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
6.communicate - administer Communion; in church
commune, communicate - receive Communion, in the Catholic church
covenant - enter into a covenant or formal agreement; "They covenanted with Judas for 30 pieces of silver"; "The nations covenanted to fight terrorism around the world"
excommunicate, unchurch, curse - exclude from a church or a religious community; "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"
7.communicate - receive Communion, in the Catholic church
communicate - administer Communion; in church
covenant - enter into a covenant or formal agreement; "They covenanted with Judas for 30 pieces of silver"; "The nations covenanted to fight terrorism around the world"
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communicate

verb
1. contact, talk, speak, phone, correspond, make contact, be in touch, ring up (informal, chiefly Brit.), be in contact, get in contact My natural mother has never communicated with me. They communicated in sign language.
2. make known, report, announce, reveal, publish, declare, spread, disclose, pass on, proclaim, transmit, convey, impart, divulge, disseminate The result will be communicated to parents.
make known sit on (informal), suppress, cover up, withhold, hold back, repress, keep secret, whitewash (informal), make known, keep back, hush up, keep under wraps
3. pass on, transfer, spread, transmit typhus, a disease communicated by body lice
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

communicate

verb
2. To give expression to, as by gestures, facial aspects, or bodily posture:
3. To put into words:
Idiom: give tongue to.
4. To cause (a disease) to pass to another or others:
5. To interact with another or others in a meaningful fashion:
Slang: click.
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Translations
يَتَّصِليَتَصِل بـيَنْقُل
komunikovatnavázat/udržovat kontaktsdělit
kommunikeremeddelegøre bekendt medholde kontakt
kommunikoida
komunicirati
érintkezik
hafa samband viîveita, miîla, segja
伝える
의사소통하다
avarinė rankenakalbuskomunikacijakomunikacijoslinkęs bendrauti
darīt zināmupaziņotsazināties
udržiavať spojenie
komuniciratisporočati
kommunicera
ติดต่อสื่อสาร
truyền đạt

communicate

[kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt]
A. VT to communicate sth (to sb) [+ thoughts, information] → comunicar algo (a algn) (frm) [+ disease] → transmitir algo (a algn)
B. VI (= speak) → comunicarse (with con) we communicate by letter/telephonemantenemos correspondencia/estamos en contacto telefónico
they just can't communicateno se entienden en absoluto
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

communicate

[kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt]
vt [+ ideas] → communiquer, transmettre
vi (= be in contact) [people, animals] → communiquer
to communicate with → communiquer avec
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

communicate

vt news etcübermitteln; ideas, feelingsvermitteln; illnessübertragen (→ to auf +acc)
vi
(= be in communication)in Verbindung or Kontakt stehen; the ship was unable to communicate with the shoredas Schiff konnte keine Verbindung zum Festland herstellen
(= convey or exchange thoughts)sich verständigen, kommunizieren; the inability of modern man to communicatedie Unfähigkeit des heutigen Menschen zur Kommunikation
(rooms)verbunden sein; communicating doorVerbindungstür f
(Eccl, Catholic) → kommunizieren; (Protestant)das Abendmahl empfangen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

communicate

[kəˈmjuːnɪˌkeɪt]
1. vt to communicate sth (to sb) (thoughts, information) → comunicare qc (a qn) (frm) (disease) → trasmettere qc (a qn)
2. vi (speak) to communicate (with)comunicare (con), mettersi in contatto (con)
communicating rooms → stanze fpl comunicanti
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

communicate

(kəˈmjuːnikeit) verb
1. to tell (information etc). She communicated the facts to him.
2. to get in touch (with). It's difficult to communicate with her now that she has left the country.
comˌmuniˈcation noun
1. (an act, or means, of) conveying information. Communication is difficult in some remote parts of the country.
2. a piece of information given, a letter etc. I received your communication in this morning's post.
comˌmuniˈcations noun plural
means of sending messages or of transporting (eg troops and supplies).
comˈmunicative (-tiv) adjective
(negative uncommunicative) talkative; sociable. She's not very communicative this morning.
communication cord
a chain etc in a railway carriage, to be pulled in an emergency.
communiˈcations ˌsatellite noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

communicate

يَتَصِل بـ komunikovat kommunikere kommunizieren επικοινωνώ comunicar, comunicarse kommunikoida communiquer komunicirati comunicare 伝える 의사소통하다 communiceren kommunisere zakomunikować comunicar общаться kommunicera ติดต่อสื่อสาร iletişim kurmak truyền đạt 交流
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

communicate

vt. comunicar; [to get in touch] comunicarse.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

communicate

vt, vi comunicar(se)
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
"That'll fetch something," he says, while Captain Hodgson watches the General Communicator. He has called up the North Banks Mark Boat, a few hundred miles west, and is reporting the case.
He leans forward in his belt, eyes glued to the colloid, and one ear cocked toward the General Communicator. Henceforth he is the strength and direction of "162," through whatever may befall.
The only warning is the electric skin-tension (I feel as though I were a lace-maker's pillow) and an irritability which the gibbering of the General Communicator increases almost to hysteria.
Do I want help?" The General Communicator dial had caught his ear.
It is my distinct pleasure to bring back one of the best resources made for Communicators, by Communicators.
The Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA), a professional organization for people who communicate on behalf of cooperatives.
"Receiving the distinction of Master Communicator is an unparalleled honor, and I am indebted to the long line of brilliant communicators, professional mentors and personal friends who have supported my career efforts," said Larsen.
The NationalPublic Health Information Coalition is considering a certification process for public health communicators.
Communicators have the power to translate a person's thoughts into vocal messages; and there's a wide range of communicators available to suit his or her needs.
The MobileCare system would allow nurses and care workers to download daily visit information and route it directly to their Communicators without visiting the office, saving time and giving staff more flexibility.
The London-based company recently retooled and relaunched its three-year-old newsletter On Message and forged an alliance with the International Association of Business Communicators with the newly (and appropriately) named The Business Communicator.